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CIA Contractor Who Targeted Assange Also Spied on Other U.S. Journalists

CIA Contractor Who Targeted Assange Also Spied on Other U.S. Journalists

At the The Grayzone Max Blumenthal calls attention to a well-documented story, based on the investigation of a Spanish court with experience in international prosecutions. A security contractor, linked the CIA, spied on Julian Assange and reporters covering his residence in the Ecuadorian Embassy. The evidence includes videos of Glenn Greenwald, Lowell Bergman, and other...

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Xinjiang Data Project Documents China’s High Tech Social Controls

Xinjiang Data Project Documents China’s High Tech Social Controls

Drawing on open source data including satellite imagery, Chinese government documents, official statistics and a range of authoritative reports and academic studies, the Xinjiang Data Project documents the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing program of human rights abuses and tech-enhanced authoritarianism in Xinjiang, and explores its global implications. This is a case study in repressive technology,...

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The Five Eyes: The Global Spy Network You Never Heard Of

The Five Eyes: The Global Spy Network You Never Heard Of

[First of a Five-Part Series.] The Netflix thriller series, “Pine Gap” takes place on a sprawling, top-secret signals intelligence facility in the Australian Outback. On the screen, Pine Gap is depicted as a cockpit of drone strikes, romance, cybersleuthing, basketball, blackmail, office politics, and paranoia. The cribbed-from-the-chyrons first season culminated with a belligerent American president...

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DHS Reassigns Official Following Intelligence Reports On Journalists

DHS Reassigns Official Following Intelligence Reports On Journalists

The norm that the U.S. government shouldn’t collect intelligence on a free press still has some force, it seems. Brian Murphy’s removal fuels criticism around the DHS, which has been under heavy scrutiny in recent weeks for its use of federal officers at Portland protests. Agents from various divisions within the department were deployed to...